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With a farewell on the horizon, Zubin Mehta’s concert with the Israel Philharmonic is a triumph – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are touring North America again — which ordinarily wouldn’t be considered a milestone. But this time it might be, because Mehta has decided to step down as the orchestra’s music director for life in October 2019 — 50 years after he became its music advisor and 42 years after he became its first official music director. With no U.S. tours scheduled for 2018,…

LA Phil’s International Youth Orchestra Festival Opens Oct. 23 – Playbill.com

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

L.A. Phil music director Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra tonight in Magnus Lindberg’s Chorale, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (with soloist and Academy student Juho Pohjonen) and Sibelius’s Lemmink‹inen Suite, a program included in the Philharmonic’s current “Sibelius Unbound” festival. The festival is part of LAPA’s larger Young Musicians Initiative, which provides music education programs for young local musicians. The effort is inspired…

Twenty-Five Years Later, Stone Temple Pilots Guitarist Dean DeLeo Looks Back on ‘Core’ – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo Eilon Paz “You know that thing your mom used to say to you when you were little?” Dean DeLeo asks Guitar World with a Iaugh. “It’s true—time really does fly.” In this case, the amount of time that the guitarist is referring to having flown by is exactly 25 years, which is how long ago his band, Stone Temple Pilots, released their smash debut,…

Tetrarch Embrace Their Freakishness on Their Full-Length Debut, ‘Freak’ – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

(From left) Tetrarch’s Diamond Rowe, Ruben Limas and Josh Fore Jenn Curtis The songs on Freak—the first full-length outing from Atlanta-bred, L.A.-based metal quartet Tetrarch—are built to bludgeon. Between its mix of concrete-heavy, post–nu metal beats and lead guitarist Diamond Rowe’s armor-piercing thrash leads, none of us are safe—not even Tetrarch’s own band members. For instance, during the group’s recent cross-country run with DevilDriver, a particularly ruthless run-through of the new…

Famed Chinese orchestra makes rare Bay Area appearance – The Mercury News

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Marking its 10th anniversary season, the China National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra arrives in San Francisco this weekend as part of a six-city U.S. tour. Under music director and conductor Lü Jia, the Beijing-based ensemble plays orchestral concerts and more than a dozen opera performances in its home city each year. The one-night-only concert at Davies Symphony Hall follows tour stops in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Chapel…

With a farewell on the horizon, Zubin Mehta’s concert with the Israel Philharmonic is a triumph – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are touring North America again — which ordinarily wouldn’t be considered a milestone. But this time it might be, because Mehta has decided to step down as the orchestra’s music director for life in October 2019 — 50 years after he became its music advisor and 42 years after he became its first official music director. With no U.S. tours scheduled for 2018,…

Ralph Fiennes, royalty and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra celebrate South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

At a gala celebration of South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary, Ralph Fiennes stepped up to the microphone to address the 150 invitation-only guests. Having just enjoyed a concert by the renowned Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Valery Gergiev, all were now seated for a four-course gourmet dinner. “Perhaps of all arts, music is the one that can sidestep language,” said the two-time Academy Award nominee . “Music…

Tetrarch Embrace Their Freakishness on Their Full-Length Debut, ‘Freak’ – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

(From left) Tetrarch’s Diamond Rowe, Ruben Limas and Josh Fore Jenn Curtis The songs on Freak—the first full-length outing from Atlanta-bred, L.A.-based metal quartet Tetrarch—are built to bludgeon. Between its mix of concrete-heavy, post–nu metal beats and lead guitarist Diamond Rowe’s armor-piercing thrash leads, none of us are safe—not even Tetrarch’s own band members. For instance, during the group’s recent cross-country run with DevilDriver, a particularly ruthless run-through of the new…

New exhibition considers guitar pedals as fine art – SFGate

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Caption Close Guitar effects pedals are built to be stomped on. But for Ron Light, guest curator of the “PedalCulture: The Guitar Effects Pedal as Cultural Artifact” exhibition at San Francisco State University’s Designspace gallery, those pocket-size gadgets that make Flying Vs squeal belong on a platform. Opening Thursday, Nov. 2, the show will feature more than 50 effects pedals from around the world — many of them rare, one-of-a-kind…

Billy Corgan Breaks Out the Acoustics for His New Album, ‘Ogilala … – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Billy Corgan with his signature Yamaha LJ16BC Alpha Pan In 2005, Billy Corgan celebrated the release of his first solo album, TheFutureEmbrace, with a bold and unique self-promotion move that no doubt confounded—and possibly delighted—the marketing staff at his record label by taking out full-page ads in his two hometown papers, the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, and stating his intention to not be a solo artist. “For a year…

Twenty-Five Years Later, Stone Temple Pilots Guitarist Dean DeLeo Looks Back on ‘Core’ – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo Eilon Paz “You know that thing your mom used to say to you when you were little?” Dean DeLeo asks Guitar World with a Iaugh. “It’s true—time really does fly.” In this case, the amount of time that the guitarist is referring to having flown by is exactly 25 years, which is how long ago his band, Stone Temple Pilots, released their smash debut,…

Dutch Funk from guitarist Marnix Busstra’s “Old School Band” – HuffPost

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

On this album, Busstra gives a nod to his early influences and gone back to the basics, the reliable, often funky, jazz guitar/organ/bass/drums format. The group follows in the footsteps of guitarist John Scofield’s outings with avant-jazz-funk, jam band Medeski, Martin & Wood, popularized by their album from 1998 A Go Go.

Steve Gadd and Chick Corea – Rochester Business Journal

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

By: Nicole Sheldon November 1, 2017 The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has awarded honorary doctor of music degrees to drummer Steve Gadd and keyboardist and composer Chick Corea.   9:10 am Wed, November 1, 2017 Rochester Business Journal

He keeps Reading Terminal’s pipes running – and played drums with Jimmy Buffett – Philly.com

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A weekly series about the ordinary people who make Philadelphia extraordinary.  As Reading Terminal Market’s director of maintenance, John Sebastian — a plumber by trade — takes great pride in tending to the steel arteries that pump water through and waste from Philly’s…

An awe-inspiring holiday performance series presented by the CS Philharmonic – Colorado Springs Gazette

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Three unforgettable events adorn the holiday months to festively fill the Penrose-St. Francis Holiday Performance series. The Nutcracker, Christmas Symphony and New Year’s Eve concert take place at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. Each event will be conducted by Thomas Wilson, who has many special arrangements prepared that will come to life. Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker receives rave reviews every year. On Thanksgiving weekend, the Philharmonic will be…

With a farewell on the horizon, Zubin Mehta’s concert with the Israel Philharmonic is a triumph – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are touring North America again — which ordinarily wouldn’t be considered a milestone. But this time it might be, because Mehta has decided to step down as the orchestra’s music director for life in October 2019 — 50 years after he became its music advisor and 42 years after he became its first official music director. With no U.S. tours scheduled for 2018,…

Billy Corgan Breaks Out the Acoustics for His New Album, ‘Ogilala’ – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Billy Corgan with his signature Yamaha LJ16BC Alpha Pan In 2005, Billy Corgan celebrated the release of his first solo album, TheFutureEmbrace, with a bold and unique self-promotion move that no doubt confounded—and possibly delighted—the marketing staff at his record label by taking out full-page ads in his two hometown papers, the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, and stating his intention to not be a solo artist. “For a year…

He keeps Reading Terminal’s pipes running – and played drums with Jimmy Buffett – Philly.com

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A weekly series about the ordinary people who make Philadelphia extraordinary.  As Reading Terminal Market’s director of maintenance, John Sebastian — a plumber by trade — takes great pride in tending to the steel arteries that pump water through and waste from Philly’s…

Violin Systems CEO Abbasi says profits coming in 2018 – TechTarget

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

“I never had doubt this company was going to make it,” Violin Systems CEO Ebrahim Abbasi said of the all-flash array vendor that emerged from bankruptcy six months ago. If true, that means Abbasi may be the only person who never questioned Violin’s viability. Even Violin customers thought the company was dead, Abbasi said. And now, with Violin Systems back in action, it still faces a tough battle convincing people…